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Modest price hollowbodies any good? (Ibanez, Samick)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by spaceman, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. I've recently realized that hollow body basses look pretty cool.

    I was wondering whether the modestly priced instruments like the Samick Royale
    or Ibanez Artcore AGB140 & ASB140 instruments (all about $400) are worth checking out at all?

    Or should I avoid these and look at something more expensive
    like a Jack Cassady (at about $700) or a Lakland Skyline hollowbody (at ??$)?

    Anything else in the full-scale hollow body scene that's worth taking a look at?

  2. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    Try the DiPinto Belvedere Std if you can find one. I tried one out and while the ergonomics didn't work for me I really like the sound. Affordable, too.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    You can get the Casady bass for less then that used. Look around,ebay has some around at times.
  4. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    The Skyline may not be available yet, Gard told me it was delayed, and maybe this spring.

    1100-1200 is the target $$ number.

    The Casady guys all SWEAR by them. Jack is a
    musician with the original big tone and attack, anything he signed off on was probably well done
    to begin with.
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Don't forget most of these are semi-hollowbodies!

    I have a DeArmond Starfire Bass, which was great bang for the buck. Another one to try.
  6. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I love my Danelectro DC bass. It has a very big round, but yet edgy sounds! PLUS it's was only $200:D

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